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  KRON    KRON 4 News at 8    News  News/Business.  

    December 21, 2012
    8:00 - 9:00pm PST  

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>>pam: tonight at eight. tracking the storm. rain makes a mess of the holiday get away. on the roadways and at san francisco international airport. the bay area hit hard by the first of back- to- back- to-back stormfronts. and the heaviest rain may still be yet to come. we have live team coverage for you tonight. but first. i'm here in the weather center with jacqueline bennett. who is here to tell us when the next round of rain will roll in. >> jacqueline: we are still seeing showers are run the bay area. and more as we move towards tomorrow are run the bay area. it is going to be wet if you're you are calling to need the
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we can see that the radar is above 5,000 ft.. right now, they are about 3,000 ft. showers are actually registering underneath the radar. the wider show is seeing that this is a well organized a system that is going to bring better rainfall organized with a better look at sunday coming up. >> pam: as prevention, is nearly a nightmare at s f o. 100 flights have been
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cancelled and is expected to increase. flights were delayed from 1.5 hours, now the wait is even longer. even a stressful for the holiday travelers. j. r. stone. passengers are half to be very patient, j. r.? >> yes. in the last 10 minutes that rainfall has picked back up and that is not good news. i just received with the average wait time is to rush hours. >> it is unacceptable. they are sounding off with two different lines. to a very long lines just to check your lines, it is insane, people waiting.
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>> i waited 4.5 hours. it's just to check a couple of packs. >> the some people thought we'd it ended up with missing their flights. from one hour to two hours in the evening. >> and now we need to wait two days and we do not have any more money because we spend all of our money here in the usa. (roreign accent) >> american airlines does not want to pay tax or hotel so it is a big problem for us and my wife is pregnant. >> believe it or not summers and excited. >> happy holidays! >> believe it or not, holiday these travelers are happy. >> yes, i'm going to try to make the best of a crummy
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and situation. >> this very long day for passengers and travelers at s f o. oakland and san jose are both dealing with limited delays. s f o, j. r. stone, kron 4 news. >> the north brae this was pounding rain and howling wind taking out christmas decorations. jeff bush continues our live tv coverage larksburg >> it has been difficult to with this on-again off-again rainfall the drivers on highway 1 0 1 are back up to full speed but the impact can still be seen >> by nightfall the rainfall
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has stopped but the rain and roche were covered with water. friday's storm left standing water. like here in front of the big 5 sporting goods store. it did not take long for the water to porsche gray skies by nightfall the rain had stopped but the roadway was still covered in water. the wet road could be seen by the headlights of the oncoming traffic. friday's storm left standing water in several places in larkspurlike here, in front of the big five sporting goods store. you can see
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that the rain was almost to the top of the curb. but, it passing car to wash over the curb and onto the sidewalk. earlier in the day, damage from the friday storm could be seen. christmas decorations were knocked to the ground by windy conditions abd small streams arose as the rain came down. gray skys obscured the sun and traffic was reduced to a slow crawl. busy commuters tried to make it back home for the evening but were delayed some time because of the weather. it's hard to get around when it rains. i know we need the rain but it is hard to get around. despite the difficulty to get around, those in marin managed to do sojust not as quickly as some may have liked. who wants to be rained on? san francisco saw its share of showers throughout the day. this is a live look at the city from the rooftop of our studios on van ness avenue. however, the wet weather didn't slow down holiday shoppers. kron-4's alecia reid continues our live team coverage in san francisco. where shoppers are out and about at this hour. alecia? >>reporter: pam, there are only a few days left before christmas. although it was raining all day if they had to come on out and get their last-minute items. >> the rain did not stop the determined to shoppers but others did not seem to
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mind. >> he has the here, for it. the haircut-and i do not do that well but it does not bother me a bit, it does not bother me. >> i do not have any thing. >> these people were short on time and had to purchase for a last-minute items in the rainfall. >> i was a little but lacy and i was procrastinating. doing last-minute shopping because i was--lacey. >> these people do not want to get their clothing wet. >> we figured that it would keep some people away. and we're having a good day. >> it does not impact me just enjoyed life. >>reporter: the next few days are also looking bleak. if you plan on coming out to to any shopping your going
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to take a chance of getting caught in the rainfall. reporting live, the alecia reed, kron 4 news. >> pam: it has been wet and windy in the santa cruz mountains-- with sporadic showers formany drivers along the summit of highway- 17, experienced poor visibility. and the rain and wind also forced drivers to watch their speeds-- especially in the corners on both sides of the summit. the sun popped out from time to time-- with light showers. but if you head back into the mountains, heavy rain is expected to pick up in the area-- along with the winds. and the rain made a mess of the roadways all around the bay on this big holiday travel day.here is a live look at conditions at the bay bridge toll plaza. on the golden gate bridge. and on the san mateo bridge kron-4's charles clifford has been keeping tabs on both traffic and weather in the east bay. he's live in berkeley with the story. charles? >>reporter: right no, i'm a
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near interstate-80. you can see traffic is moving decent. the late traffic has cleared up and it is cutting back to normal for freefall has also stuff. it is also light. it is getting back to normal but this has been a long, wet day. >> i left san francisco our road 1:30 heading east and this light rain over the bay bridge. the eastbound highway 24 the road was what the traffic was light at the time. nearly 30 minutes later, there was a multi- car vehicle near the caldecott tunnel that brought traffic to a standstill. it was backed up near 880. the rain was letting up a bit this is time lapse from the east bay hills around 3:00 p.m. this small storm headed northeast over berkeley it has stayed nearly clear when heavy
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rainfall moved in. this slow-moving traffic on interstate 80 it a eventually lot of around 5: 30 and back out here live that it was only sporadically in now with is starting to rain again. charles clifford, kron 4 news. >> stay with kron 4 on our website www.kron4.com and facebook, twitter. >> coming of the nation comes together for the victims of the elementary school tragedy. the national rifle association giving its first statement since the tragedy. what did they think needs to be done to keep children safe. and a home invasion that keep fed silicone valley millionaire, dead with an arrest made correc.
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>> pam: today marks one week since the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school in new town, connecticut. that community. and in fact, the country. paused to remember the 26-victims. a moment of silence was observed in connecticut. and across the nation. at 9- 30 this morning eastern time. the moment the shootings began. at the state capitol in connecticut. a bell tolled 26-times. traders on the new york stock exchange also honored the victims. and for the first time since the shooting. we are hearing from the national rifle association. kron-4's grant lodes has more on that. >> i call on congress today to act immediately on what is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. the only thing that is stopping a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. why is the idea of a
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gun of good when it is used to protect the president of our country. or, our police, but that when it is used to protect the children in our schools. >> gun control advocates spoke outthe n-r-a suggested today. that an armed police officer should be placed in every school in the nation. >> this blanket statement is nothing more than a distraction is a delay tactic. it is a destruction of the availability of military assault rifles on the streets, the schools, used at workplaces, shopping malls, movie theaters. >> what are they going to put it on a shopper's tas and oe person on a seye on eight-educator's desk? -- it does not make any sense.
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>> the nra said that there would talked to the media next week not taking any questions. grant lodes, kron 4 >> the ad are a, the nra--speag about armed police officers in every schoolwe talked with several bay area school districts. to find out if that idea is none said yes. here is how the west contra costa district responded. >> what does is save about your high school that says you have to officers on your campus. some people that it is good they feel safe. others say that that puts a stereotype for a stigma that they are believed to instinctively to be bad kids. >> pam: the west contra costa school distrct already has armed police officers at its middle and high schools. 20 of them. we're told, paying for these officers comes at a cost. the district says the money usually comes from cutting reading and math
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programs. in oakland. the district has armed police officers now on certain campuses that are considered high risk. but that more guns in schools is not the solution. they are more worried about a stray bullet from an outside shooting, than an attack inside the school. the district's spokesperson also added that congress needs to evaluate the matter and start a discussion before making any decisions. a spokesperson for the san francisco unified school district. didn't answer yes or no to the "armed guards" question but said. guote "we continuously work with the san francisco police department and the department of emergency management to prevent and prepare for emergencies. this problem belongs to all
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>> new tonight. the ninth circut court of appeals has blocked a california law which bans therapy. that aims to turn gay minors. straight. the three judge panel issued an emergency order to put the law on hold until further arguments can be heard. the law. which governor jerry brown signed effect january first. it would make mental health professionals who engage in efforts to change their clients' sexual orientations subject to discipline by state licensing boards. >> jacqueline: on the rainfall today it has been impacting today with 1.4 tomorrow and sunday. tomorrows system will be overnight and showers lasting overnight. kind of like what we saw today and thursday a bit stronger by -- sunday morning. lasting until about 4. stormtracker 4 radar still showing concord showers and the peninsula and as the north bay. the stormtracker 4 is not picking it up because there radar cannot see what is below 4,000 ft.. the showers right now are below
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4,000 ft.. as we make our way for tomorrow. we have moderate rainfall for most of the bay area and snowfall in the sierras. we are going to see quite a bit of snowfall. for the next several days with a winter storm warning in effect and that is when of the main band and cold front is going to press through the bay area. shower reconditions and it is going to last for out the day. shawn wershowery aa light drizzle that we saw today will be very similar tomorrow. as we pause the clock if continue and look at all of that snow. as its may in its way towards sunday, still light showers. but we will see dry conditions until 10:00 a.m.
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here is a look at the futurecast. a more moderate rainfall over the north bay and it will start to sack to the south. oakland, concord, sagging.... the rainfall will be entirely through the bay area of but well organized and cold. you are going to see by 9:00 a.m., it will be centered over the south bay but will still see lingering showers over the north bay toward a 11:00 a.m., showers continuing for the afternoon and evening. showers continuing to taper off. as notice, temperatures are not going to be that cold. temperatures in the 40's and daytime's in the 50s. has that daytime storm
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continues it will pretty consistent rainfall and cooler temperatures. christmas eve, drier conditions but another storm will be making its way towards christmas night. as early as 7:00 p.m. but it could also hold off by mid types. we are going to see rainfall. midnight -- possibly until it will hold off. gabe slate tech report take a quick picture with your smart phone and have it delivered and transformed on too high and canvas. it is a great item. it is on possibly delivery on the height-and canvas transfer >> coming up, the female athlete of the year into the stay in oakland for a while.
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>> pam: ahead at eight 30. a busy day for president obama. his nominee for secretary of state. and his remarks on negotiations ot avoid the "fiscal cliff". plus. the rush is on at the post office to get those holiday greeting cards to their destinations. on time.now... >> jacqueline: of this look outside we are seeing showers with more rain fall. details on that, coming up.
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>> pam: now for a look at our top stories at eight- thirty. rain having a major impact on holiday travel. at san francisco international. more than 100-flights have been cancelled. and more are expected as more rain moves in. delays are running as long as three hours. just to check bags at some airlines! >> people in the north bay enjoying a bit of a reprieve tonight. but more wet weather is on the way for them. they woke up to howling wind and pounding rain early this morning. flooding is being reported in some parts of marin county. and many people heading out of town for the holidays on the roads couldn't escape wet conditions. the wet weather didn't make the friday getaway any easier. but things are starting to settle down at this hour. more rain however. is on the way. jacqueline bennett is forecast. >> jacqueline: the rain has not even stopped. in some locations at from the bay bridge location and the toll plaza we have been seeing
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showers ongoing. multiple showers with nearly three- inches in the santa rosa petaluma, 1-inch and even other totals have been 1/4 in some areas. as we take a look outside the stormtracker 4 showing rainfall and portions of the east bay, oakland. right over the bay bridge toll plaza. still seeing showers and san leandro and pressing off the embarcadero. we will continue to see showers rotating to the peninsula. and the no. 3 the stormtracker 4 is not pinpointing anything because the showers are underneath the radar. unless right now, if it is for of of 4,000 ft. the writer will pick it up otherwise it will not. most of the rainfall right now is under 4,000 ft. and tiny it out on futurecast, coming up. tough luck if you
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didn't make it to the post officeas kron four's philippe djegal reports. this was the last day to send your packages out priority mail if you wanted them to arrive by christmas. >>reporter: as closing time drew closer, the line at this post office on geary boulevard in san francisco grew larger. >> i have a good friend in north carolina and it is her birthday and christmas i'm hoping that it will get there by both. >>reporter: the post office announcing friday was the last day that packages sent out priority mail would make it to their destinations by christmas eve. >> we are raising funds for hurricane sandy and mailing them out. one person is in germany so i do not think that it is going to make it but the rest could possibly make it. >>reporter: priority mail usually takes two to three days to arrive. the post office says express mail can be shipped overnight.however, saturday is the last day for express mail to be shipped out in time for christmas. plus, it's more expensive. >> i do not think that they are going to make it their on-time record >> i am a bit of a
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procrastinator. the bfi sent it priority >>reporter: mailreportersome boxes heading out of state. others being mailed out to friends and family here in the bay area. before cut off so people are able to receive them. >>reporter: in san francisco, philippe djegal, kron four news. >> pam: police now say, the deadly home invasion -- that rocked a wealthy silicon valley suburb -- was *not random. raven dixon was arraigned in a santa clara court today, on charges of being an accessory to the murder of former winery ower raveesh kumar kumra. this all happened durung a home invasion -- back on november 30th. dixon was led out of the san jose courtroom in chains, after the judge put her bail at one -million dollars. a pre- trial hearing is set for the middle of january. >> a man who died after being stabbed during a graduation party-- marks san jose's 45th homicide of the year. the death adds to a
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homicide tally which is higher than last year's total of 40 homicides. the victim was found just before 3 a-m -- suffering from at least one stab wound. he was taken to the hospital, where he died just after 3:30. no suspects have been identified. and police do not believe the killing was gang- related. >> also in san jose. robert saunders elementary school was locked down for about two hours today. after a pair of robbery suspects retrieved a gun from the backyard of a nearby home. a few blocks away, police surrounded the home the suspects were thought to be in.quite possibly armed with a gun. after a brief standoff, the suspects surrendered.officials didn't want to take any chances with a school so close. but by 10:30 a-m, announced that all was clear in the elementary school. after a meeting today with >> party leaders. president obama called on congress to solution. to avoid some end- of- the year tax hikes. due to the fiscal cliff. >> in the next few days i've asked leaders of congress to work towards a package that prevents a tax hike on middle class
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americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans and lays the groundwork for further work on both and deficit reduction. >> pam: this comes after house speaker john boehner failed to gain enough of his party's support. to his "plan b". his proposal would have raised taxes only on those americans making more than one million dollars a year. without a deal, steep tax hikes and massive government spending cuts are set to trigger after january first. as the fiscal cliff countdown continues. house and senate members have already recessed for the holidays. >> president obama will nominate senator john kerry as the next secretary of state. he made the announcement at the white house today. current secretary of state hillary clinton is stepping down in january.u-n ambassador susan rice was reportedly on the short list, but took herself off it, citing a "lengthy, disruptive, and costly" confirmation process after
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republicans took issue with her remarks on the deadly benghazi attack killed 4 americans in libya. >> and after the president's busy day. he and the first family are now heading for hawaii. the president, first lady and their two daughters boarded air force one at joint base andrews in maryland earlier tonight. mr. obama plans to return to washington after christmas to continue working on a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. >> a blizzard is pounding the upper midwest, causing havoc on the roads and leaving thousands of residents without electricity. the national weather service has blizzard and winter storm warnings in effect through at least tomorrow night. here's a look at the near whiteout conditions in williamsburg, iowa. the high winds are expected to continue overnight. the blizzard conditions stretch from nebraska up through southern wisconsin. >> coming up, turned the
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holiday season to not let that the chp catch you writing. hriding -- dirty.. >> the bay area's favorite way to ring in the new year. is always with kron 4. the biggest parties and spectacular fireworks. will all be on kron 4's new year's live show. it is hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich. kron 4's - new year's live. starts at 11-30 on new years eve. (music)
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>> pam: now for today's market update. as anticipated. stocks took a nose dive after house republicans called off a vote on raising taxes on the wealthy last night. on wall street. the dow closed the day down 120 points. it had lost as much as 189 at one point. the nasdaq dropped 29-points. and the s-and-p 500 fell 13.
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>> the commerce department says americans earned more, spent more, and saved more in november. a new report says personal income rose six-tenths of a percent. and spending jumped point-four-percent. the commerce department adds, the savings rate nudged up to 3-point-6- percent, from october's 3- point-4-percent. the encouraging news is partly due to hurricane sandy, which brought down income and spending levels in october. despite that, the numbers are even higher than economists had forecasted. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things
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(male announcer): now, here's stanley roberts who found people behaving badly. the next light we are going to turn right as well every major holiday the california highway patrol puts out a all hands on deck call, it's called maximium enforcement > police: at the next driveway we are going to turn right >> this means there is a
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maximium amount of officers on the road liiking for violators like this driver who well lets listen to officer wilson > police: the reason why i stopped you because you weren't weating your seatbelt >> the driver claimed she forgot, for the record i forgot is not really a good excuse . sooooooo > police: you got cited today for driving with out your seatbelt on go ahead and sign in the red box . this driver was observed doing something that is all >> too common in the bay dispite it being violation of the vehicle code >> police: exit the freeway exit the freeway drive drive exit the freeway exit the freeway >> he was driving while on his cellphone without the benefit of hands free device, and yes he did get a ticket. this driver ran a stop sign right on one of the frontage roads in berkerley but watch the driver of this volkswagon, not only did run the stop sign he wasn't wearing a seat belt so he gets to have a chat with the officer and if you never heard the
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term riding dirty this is what it means, not only did he run the stop sign without his seat belt he had a major problem n>> what's going on with your registration? apparently his registration expired 7 months ago, he got a ticket 30 days ago for the same violation >> you see vehicle registration is what pays for road maintenance, it funds the freeway service patrol and it pays the chp's salaries >> go ahead and step out for me. >> to make a long story short, riding dirty will almost guarentee your vehicles will get towed and of some people that could mean a long walk home but hey look on the bright side at least your car gets a ride >> at the oakland office of the california patrol stanley roberts kron 4 news if you have a comment or story idea for stanley, you can email us at peoplebehavingbadly@kron4.co m
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>> jacqueline: we are continuing to see delays at s f o. nearly over three hours! because of that a low visibility associated it. this system will press through and more delays expected at sfo. check with your carrier to make sure. the rainfall moving in overnight will last throughout the day sunday. this pattern that we are seeing are more storms and continuing rainfall. as reticulated the satellite and radar continue to see rainfall with light rain but heavier rainfall as we take this wider view. this is approaching northern california bringing heavy rainfall through your regatta. it will press south, overnight. let us take a look at futurecast.
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through santa rosa, and by 3:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m., moderate through the north bay. the notice, this is more organized and the storm, today. moderate rainfall but by 9:00, it will be south of the golden gate with residual showers throughout the day. and a 11:00, continued all to the bay area. that will give the case until to and through the evening finally tapering off towards the later evening hours. quite a bit of rain fall through the sierras. and that went into effect with heavy snowfall expected. several feet of accumulated snowfall by monday. one-2 ft. to the higher elevations. taking a
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look at the futurecast notice the snowfall is ongoing. not much of a break. widespread snowfall and it will start to take off but the snowfall will kick back over for the afternoon. let us get a look a your extended forecast. a storm today, tomorrow and the good news is drier weather is expected for christmas eve and. the rainfall will remove fat and if possibly by wednesday with see a chance of lingering showers on thursday and friday. >> pam: it looks like the a's in oakland will stay together for the future he will find out why. and the seattle seahawks of this showdown coming up, next jason with sports.
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welcome back everyone. i'm jason appelbaum. gary has the night off. for the second straight week - the 49ers are playing in their biggest game of the season >> they have been scoring 50 points per game! and have not lost a home game. seattle, is doing great at
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just the right time. >> the defense is playing well and the offense. >> enthusiastic team that plays with a lot of energy. >> we have a play off but we want the division and the first week we know the we have to have that victory for this week. >> it is possible that the 49ers could be without their best defensive players. he did not practice at all with the injured elbow fiord he is officially listed as questionable considering smith has not missed a single game in 11 the years. you would have to think that he will play as long as humanly possible a much different story for the rigors that could finish 6-
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temblor. if they can win the next two games. newton started slowly but he is been on a roll with nine touchdowns. no interceptions. and stopping the newton is a priority if they are going to pull off the upset pomona drop back to throw the ball they present a lot of challenges and obviously, this is extremely good at running this. he knows how to run if and this is not what they do all the time i did. it is part of what they do which is making it that much more difficult. so many other things they would have to worry about offending. seahawks stand in the way of the big question for the play at first smith was listed as doubtful with an injured upgraded to questionable - 50/50 smith hasn't missed a game in 11 years - so obviously
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defense the year cam newton and the carolina panthers without defensive tackle richard injured knee and hamstring the raiders are 8 1/2 point it's an annual shoveling the snow out of .a's owner lew wolff says he plans to stay in oakland the next five years. >> this is the third quarter, center for come off u c f throwing the 5 yd touchdown. 38-17. ucsf and beef o'grady's--beef o 'brady's... is one of the fastest-growing sports restaurant. >> also was exciting of the
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oakland coliseum. their lease expiresthe current lease is up after the upcoming season so wolf has asked for a five year extension that is if they grant those rights from the giants. the bottom line is that there will probably be staying put for a while and the giants have a new pitcher. for nowrosario 5 teams in 2 months- five teams in two months.quite a ride for new giants pitcher sandy rosario the giants claimed rosario off waivers from the cubs how about checking of the warriors scored? 58-49. david lee is leading the way. and we do have highlights of the next in with an exciting finish of the boston celtics. ellis
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had 27 points, seven rebounds and milwaukee time running out paul pierce drains the three-pointer. and pierce tries to be the hero but it is blocked. larry sanders and brandon gets its out 35 points but 99-94, box victory. yesterday michael phelps won male athlete of the year.today the female gymnast gabbi douglas she became the first african-american to win the gold medal. missy franklin was in second. just one vote behind douglass she is the fourth gymnast to have a victory since mary lou rett and. >> good for gabrielle. >> we will be back 11:00 p.m..
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